World Health Organization (WHO): Apply by June 30 – Internship Opportunity

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The objectives of the internship program are to:

  • Provide a framework for assigning postgraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds to WHO programs that can enhance their educational experience through practical assignments.
  • Expose students to the work of WHO.
  • Provide WHO programs with input from students specializing in various fields. Most students are placed in health-related programs, although other disciplines can be considered as appropriate such as communication, external relations or human resources.

 

Duration of the program:

The duration of WHO internships is between six to twenty-four weeks depending on the needs of the WHO technical unit and the intern’s availability. WHO internships are not paid and all costs of travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern candidate.

 

Eligibility:

 

  • You are at least twenty years of age on the date of application.
  • You are enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (graduate or postgraduate) (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they apply to the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).
  • You have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing (bachelor’s level or equivalent) the assignment.
  • You possess a first degree in public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field.
  • You are not related to a WHO staff member (e.g., son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father).
  • You are fluent at least in one of the working language of the office of assignment.
  • You have not previously participated in the WHO’s Internship Programme.
  • You hold a valid passport of a WHO Member State.

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Application schedule

The vacancy notices are opened each year for six months at a time:

  • From January to June
  • From July to December

Please be aware that if you applied for an internship before 30 June 2018, if you are still interested in an internship with WHO and have not heard anything back from WHO, you need now to reapply to the vacancy that has been opened again.

 

How to apply

Candidates from across the world are invited to express interest in specific areas of work and organizational locations (regional offices, country offices or headquarters).

All applications should be made through the Global Vacancy Notice posted on the WHO Careers site using the WHO corporate recruitment system (Stellis).

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